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buildings and properties in the city which don't pay taxes but use our services and use our roads, put the stress or extra burden on property taxpayers. that is part of the burden they have to bear for being the capital city and some times what the state wants to do doesn't necessarily follow the typical ordnances most businesses and residents have to comply with. city ordinances don't necessarily apply to the state so it can be a fraction point but we try to work through those things and understand the benefits of being the capital city far away from the down side that we have to deal with but the biggest challenge is always jobs and that is true of any community. you have seen what we have to offer. it is a vibrant community and there's a lot going on and a brand-new hospital coming online and brand new courthouse that is a $15 million project and the commerce center down the road that is the major construction. we are going to have a big construction project on the interstate that will make traffic move better and commercial development going on in this city and in the census w
, maine. for more information on this and other cities, go to c-span.org/localcontent. >> from the 12th annual national book festival in washington, d.c., a discussion about dwight eisenhower with biographer jean edward smith, author of "eisenhower in war and peace," and david eisenhower and julie nixon eisenhower, authors of "going home to glory." it's about 40 minutes. >> we hope you have been enjoying this extraordinary national book festival.nj [applause]vedore >> we have involved more authore than anytime in the 12 yearstor history of this festival. we'rey thankful. your responses make the free public event possible, and one of them is the wells fargo, which has been the sponsor of this particular pavilion, history and biography. in a moment, i introduce to you michael l. golden, wells fargo's regional president for greater washington, d.c., who will introduce our closing authors today. we're privileged to have with him, of course, not only an extraordinary biographer but also the two inheritors of the legacy of the man who is not only led what is often called the greatest generati
this city does to me can stop me now he lifted up his head and waved to his friends. this deal being struck his goal is body shuddered twice and was dead and not yet 14 at the time. those are only three kids that lost their lives that under the age. i mourned for them with their mothers and to the present day. many children in this book battled back courageously against the brunt of obstacles they have faced and with the help of grown-ups who intervened at crucial times and love them deeply and fought aggressively on their behalf have a tramp in victory. those children are in the fire in the ashes that i celebrate today. and wish there were time to speak tonight to speak to all of them but there is not. i will speak of only one. a little girl who had won the hearts of the readers of my books and today it is one of my dearest friends whose nickname was pineapple. pineapple. pineapple is glorious six years old when i walked into her kindergarten class. a bossy little person slightly of the plum the side with corn rose across her eyes and started giving me instructions from the time we met to.
control the destiny in the can't fight city of. the mayor of detroit who until recently was serving in public housing after conviction for crimes, he won his second term in part because of a flood of fraudulent ballots. the city clerk cluster job after that. abilene were asking for another florist, a town we could extend free finlandia's to anyone. i believe it's a small number. in time this issue comes before the court the people the kind of fund 10% of people like eddies. it's a very small, tiny number. melson of in indiana and georgia , turnout has gone up with a minority in the overall turnout not just in the 2008 obama election but the midterm election. if there are people out there in light of a bloody let's cut the one. you can't participate in the mainstream american life of a melody. travel, check into tell, cash a check, antar government building, rent a video. he can hardly do anything. instead the critics rather than try to help people get ideas simply yell racism further exacerbating the racial political tensions. chris dodd who crafted a bipartisan lecturer -- reform b
, today people are throwing missiles not to -- into israel. to peaceful cities in israel. and that is the proof that the conflict is not about land. and i say enough with the peaceful idea. when president obama tide, [inaudible] prime minister netanyahu had to come here to washington, d.c. and to tell them no, we cannot. no, we cannot do what you want because it is much deeper than what we are willing to give. the conflict is about a third resistance of israel -- existence a visual. when you talk today palestinian leader communist in that they want more than back to the '67 line. they don't want to see jews living in the middle east. i want to conclude and changed the language that we speak regarding israel. all the time and in the book i put in, young generation of israelis -- [inaudible] enough with the apologetic. all the fun have to apologize. i'm talking in my book about the rights. we have writes initial. and i start with a biblical right. there is a lot of believers, christians and jews alike, it is written in the bible about the connection of jews to the land of i
, this was thenel signal for u.s. personnel to s move to our evacuation points and cities. my father who had served in the top vietnamese army understood that it was time that we, too, prepared to leave our home his country. for months, he and his kin had planned possible escape routes and finally decided on one.safe. his cousin had access to a helicopter that can carry everyone's safety. fly he and my dad decided on the day of the escape, we would fly the rlicopter above our house whico would indicate my dad to roundl. up the family members and get everyone to the nearby high school so on that chaotic morning when many saigon these were scrambling on the streets,e as the imminent collapse of their government drew near, my dad and his cousin told this helicopter, which had suffered heavy shelling and bombing, thee were actually denied entry. my dad turned homed and my cousn attempted entry by himself and was eventually successful., he when my i got her the helicopter blades above his house, despite one the militia, he knew it was time native there was one snack. my mom did not want to leave her wa
on this and other cities visited by booktv's local content vehicles go to c-span.org/localcontent. >> antonio mendez presents his book, "argo," at the international spy museum in d.c. arco details the story of six americans who escaped from the u.s. embassy during the iran hostage crisis in 1979. the cia operation to find and get them out of the country involved cia officer antonio mendez hosing as a hollywood producer scouting out locations or a fake science fiction movie titled "argo." this is about 30 minutes. >> if we could have everybody in the back come on up that's going to join us. thank you so much for your patience. the reports we were getting was that the traffic around the block was around as. apparently -- thank you. people are nodding, so that's good. thank you very much. there may be some people still held up and we will welcome them. welcome to the international spy museum. i'm peter earnest, executive director and i'll ask you as a courtesy, to those for recording the program and to the speakers, the kind enough to turn off your cell phones, pdas and so forth. that would be a big he
of city government. i was chairing an elected commission in los angeles to revise the city charter, and i saw then that he not only was amazingly talented, but a reporter of enormous integrity. at one point he believed the los angeles times was not devoting nearly enough time to charter reform, it was important to the city, and according to los angeles weekly, he quit his position at the los angeles times in protest over this. he put his very job on the line because he believed in the importance of the story. he was then and is now an enormous star of the los angeles times. and as a result of that, the los angeles times decided to change it approach and gave tremendous attention to charter reform. i will always believe that charter reform succeeded in 1999 in los angeles because of what jim newton did and the covers of the l.a. times. a few years ago he mentioned to me he was planning to take some time off to do a biography of earl warren. i thought it was a great idea. and then i had the chance to read the book, and without a doubt it's the best judicial biography that i've ever read. so
this afternoon to see each and every one of you. you heard i grew up in a big city like washington, d.c. or a baltimore or silver springs or alexander. i grew up on a farm in rural alabama about 50 miles from montgomery. outside of a little place called troy. my father was a sharecropper but in 1944 when i was only 4-years-old, my father saved $300 he bought 110 acres of land and there was a lot of cotton and corn, peanuts, cows and chickens. on the form of was my responsibility to care for the chickens and i fell in love with raising chickens like no one else could raise chickens. does anyone else anything about raising chickens? can i see your hands? okay let's have a little fun this afternoon. [laughter] they're able to place them on the setting hand for the chicks to hatch some of you may be saying what were they able to? from time to time it began and you had to have fresh eggs. do you follow me? it's okay. it's all right. the chick would hatch i would take them and put them in a box with a lantern and raise them on their own or give them to another hen and do this for another th
, always had trouble keeping in line, where the holy cities are. iran is strongly institutionalized. it is not a 1-man sophistic -- it has different centers of power against each other in a complex bureaucratic border. the gift of the iranian plateau and geographic legitimacy provides the government over millennia. i would say our grand strategy has to be that the u.s. has been estranged from iran for a third of the century, a decade longer than we were estranged with red china between 40, and 72. at some point and this is what the saudis really worry and think about, there has to be a -- with iran. we have to think in those terms. does going to war -- all of iran supports a nuclear program but it is unclear that iran supports nuclear weapons. there is a distinction. so the real critical factor is what do we need to do to normalize relations with iran. the answer to that may be a strong military reaction if they weapon is. the long range strategy, the road map to normalizing u.s. relations with iran. >> interesting and good answer. it may well be that confrontation is the normalizat
city, and it's still getting awards and generating material for his career and so they come to rest over time. in 1990 having just been elected the senate majority leader, mitchell was involved in the 1990 amendments to the act and this is a letter from george h. w. bush thanking him for his collaboration and succeeding in getting that legislation passed. the 1990 amendment was important for us today. we paid $4 a gallon for gas in the sense that it was the amendment that discussed the composition of gas and the introduction of chemicals during certain seasons of the year in order to make for cleaner air. in a sample of his writing style. there are researchers to come because they're interested in particular topics but there's also people that come because the interested in particular techniques or approaches. some people are interested in the newspapers because of the negotiation for instance. and so this is a research question that bridges a variety of the records that we have and others are interested in his rhetoric. how much of it was involved in writing the speech but here is
be anything since the boots dissented on the city laying favors for days on enand when he came to there was this new darkness in him i ain't never seen before. i gave my old ask a quick glance thinking of the record tucked away in there. it was not guilt i felt, well not that exact way. he was half world under the apache rug. he groaned, i need milk or go in the eye reckon. hero cost. i am trying to clean my stomach, not rough it up. his left eye twitched in the lead. it is milk i need rather, cream, that powdered stuff will rip right through you. like you are an hourglass. it ain't that bad i said. ain't nothing open at this hour anyway kids, you know that except maybe the coup but that is too far. lay in silence a minute. in a bad light i could make out the rams last few chairs huddle by the fireplace. they looked absurd like a flock of geese headed for the hatchet. day was the last of it, you see. it's been a grand old flat. all louix xiv chairs, chandeliers, tapestries, ceilings as high as the train station. but he urged her to sell what she could before the clouds came in.
nothing since the boost offended on the city in late fever is fashion when it comes to come and there is a new darkness in him i never seen before. i gave my all to ask a quick lance, thinking of the record text away in there. it was a guilty cells. well, not exactly. he was sort of half rolled onto the road. all said, he groaned, and personnel? in the cupboard i reckon. pierrot coughed. i'm trying to clean my stomach, not profit. his left eye twitched high up on the lid, do we sometimes see the heart of a thin woman beating through her blouse. it's milk i need, brother. cream. that powder stuff over at right through you, like you in our class. it ain't that bad i said. it's not open at this hour anyway, kid. you know that. except maybe the crew. but that's too far. in silence a minute. and the bat that i could just make out the last few chairs. like a flock of geese hiding because there was the last of it that's than a grand old flat to go by stories. i'll be with the 14 shares, chandeliers, tapestries, and stickiness hyatt at the train station. but he don't urge her to sel
thinking of them like crazy. >> amazing underwater city. hauer lee was the publicity about wamu and i assume the political reports. >> so, wamu had a big blowup in 2004 that wasn't really hurt about but what happened is we spoke a little bit about how they basically had no infrastructure at the bank. they were operating on 12 different mortgage systems. all of that emerged around 2004 when they began basically trying to foreclose on homeowners who had actually pay their mortgage and the reason they did that is because they literally forgot to tell someone to go open the security boxes and pick up the homeowners checks. this is how bad it got. so the state started suing and all the analysts started writing reports saying they can't run a mortgage operation. this is what forced kerry killinger to get a president and chief operating officer. and that got bad publicity before. i think it was pretty bad and early 2007. that is different than the press. thank you you for your buck. i am a loan officer of 21 years' experience in seattle, and i can say you got it right, and this person's ques
of introducing my friend jay. he's a senior partner at kirk land and ellis here in new york city. he's a well known commodity in the washington policy world having served with the distinction in two different administration as cabinet secretary under president george h. w. bush and directer of domestic policy. he's known throughout washington as a keen policy intellectual with incredible ability to is the acid complex issues and unparalleled efficiency. he written on great authority on many things. for our purposes today it should be noted that he serve a special envoy in the position jay was known for the fourth right criticism not simply of the north korean tyranny for tailing to do more to assist creern. jay did not spare criticism either of the folks in foggy bottom. he was well known for criticizing state department policy that seemed more concerned nuclear program on stopping the program itself or in promoting human rights in the country. with that please give a warm welcome to jay. [applause] >> thank you for the very warm introduction. it's a pleasure to be here with you today for wha
achievements and his troubled marketing this achievement in a city that has gone bonkers. also the best way to understand his enemies. this book documents the republican plot to destroy obama before he even took office. you always heard about it and imagine it must be there but i got these guys to tell me about it. these secret meetings where eric cantor and mitch mcconnell plan their paths to power. before i open this up to what you want to talk about i want to talk about the stimulus because it is a new new deal and a bit about obama because there's more and less to him than meets the eye. i spent nine years as a reporter at the washington post before i escaped the belt way with my florida girl. government is not a new topic for me. i did not think i could have written this book if i still lived in washington. the group think is too strong and it is almost impossible to overstate the power of the conventional wisdom that the stimulus was a ludicrous failure and totally uncool to talk about it without ruling rise and making ironic comments. you totally stimulated the economy when you gave
possible and it has grown into this. >> welcome to maine's capital city on booktv. with the help of our time warner cable partners or the next 90 minutes we will explore the literary culture of this area as we visit with local authors and explore special collections that help tell the history of not only this state but the country as well. >> this is the first parish church in brunswick maine and it's significant to the story of uncle tom's cabin. in many plays places stories began here. it is here in this pew, pew number 23 that harriet beecher stowe by her account saw a vision of uncle tom dean clips to death. now uncle tom, as you probably know, is the title, the hero of her 1852 novel, uncle tom's cabin and the story of uncle tom's cabin is that there was a slave, a very very good slave who was sold by his first time owner, mr. shelby, and he sold him in order to pay a debt on his plantation. through a series of misadventures you might say, he ends up in the hands of a very unruly owner who is so irritated by him and his goodness, that he whips him to death and this is the scene out
because her at higher screen that she was from a wealthy part of the city. her attire was sending a message that got in her way. >> what are some of the other key differences that winning seek high office space other than men seeking high office? >> there are so many. we were talking about is a little bit at dinnertime, the fact that a woman needs credentials that are the highest caliber, where as as i mentioned earlier, a man you just comes onto the national scene who is perhaps just elected senator can run for president, or be seen as presidential. were as the woman needs foreign affairs experience. you know, she needs to preferably be a governor, and that some of the work barbara lee has done with keys to the governors mentioned, the idea that it wouldn't be acceptable for a woman to just get elected president from a senate position. she would need more than that. the highest level of credential where as we will accept a than a resume from a male candidate because he looks the part. >> we were talking about this at dinner that, you know, a male candidate they will say well, he
more from a recent visit to maine. for more information on other cities visited go to c-span.org/local content. antonio mendez presents "argo" in washington, d.c.,ed. it details the story of six americans who escaped from the u.s. embassy during the iran hostage crisis in 1979. the cia operation to find and get them out of the country involved cia officer antonio mendez posing as a hollywood producer scouting out location for a fake science fiction movie titled "argo." it's about thirty minutes. if we can have nerve the back come on. thank you for your patience. we have -- the reports we were getting was that the traffic around the block here was horrendous. apparently thank you, people are nodding. that's good. thank you very much. so there may be some people held up still. we'll welcome them. welcome to the international spy museum. i'm peter, the executive directer. ly ask you as a court sei those who are recording the program and the speakers to be kind enough to turn off your cell phone, pda and so forth. that would be a big help. thank you. that said we'll go ahead
was killed because the north korea secure city police had come in to the town and decided the best way to identify who was violating the law on watching south korea television would be to kill all the power. they came to the family's home, they took hammers and hacked up the vcr they had. pulled out the tape which was frozen saw that was a south creern soap opera and took the entire family in to a prison camp. one member of that family, i believe, escaped. to give a little bit of personal testimony here, is our next speaker. .. >> four years he had effectively been on his some from the age of 12 after his father starve to death you lived as what we would call the one during the street urchin. when asked his motivation from fleeing north korea he simply replied i was hungry. like so many other refugees from north korea risking his life across the river into china there he was stopped by a good samaritan and he was fortunate it was not a chinese official sending him across the border. they said you can get help. godown the road a little bit and in the next village you will find a church.
with her partner, time warner cable, to explore the city and the atmosphere. >> you have people like stephen king, people who enjoy reading his books, and we have people who like reading about small-town maine. but i think the mainers also like stories about nonfiction, stories about the state, people similar to them. and i think, you know, they want to read stories about states that are laying block. i'm not sure they are the typical reader, but if i could say anything, they are people who want a good story. you know, and not a pretentious story. i think you often see people in the state of maine who may be wealthy, but they will wear the shirts and they don't show off their wealth. they want people that are true, not flashy or chile, or even relating to the story about a simple, you know, simple people who go about their lives. the writers take from what they know. they write about memoirs and families and historical things that have happened in the state of maine. whether it is more about the sea in our connection, the state of maine has a great addition to tradition as well. main
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